It is a long standing tradition that every New Year’s Day, the Bagley family gathers together for a yummy breakfast of Buttermilk Scones. This is a recipe that Patsy Bagley has been making for 45 years. (That means it has definitely stood the test of time!)
Patsy was well known for making these yummy buttermilk scones. She would whip up batches of these scones and sell them at the Church bazaar to raise money for the church back when her kids were young. The bazaar was usually around Halloween time and Jerry and Patsy Bagley would dress up like pirates as they fried up the scones at the party. They were one of the highlights of the bazaar every year! Arrggg!
The scones were always a huge hit, and people would have to wait in a long line to get their hands on a fresh, hot, yummy scone! Eventually, the two oldest Bagley kids, Korinne and Trisha, became old enough to take over frying up the scones at the Church bazaars. They have fond memories of making the scones, and raising lots of money for the church. It was a fun family tradition.
We are going to share this special family scone recipe with you today! Here it is! (Scroll further down for step by step picture instructions + a cinnamon honey butter recipe.)
Best Buttermilk Scones – for happy gatherings!
1 quart buttermilk, warmed 2 Tbl. dry yeast 1/4 cup lukewarm water 2 Tbl. sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 Tbl. oil 1 1/2 tsp. salt 3 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 8 cups flour
-Soften yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Combine warmed buttermilk, sugar, eggs, oil, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and 4 cups flour with the yeast and warm water. -Beat until smooth. -Add remaining 4 cups flour to make a soft dough. -Let rise until double. -Punch down and put in fridge overnight, covered. -Roll out in whole wheat flour. Cute into squares with a pizza cutter. -Fry in oil at 375 degrees. -Slather with honey butter, and enjoy!
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
-Charles M. Schulz
In my little family, we like to test out lots of dessert recipes. We don’t discriminate…we like cakes, cookies, dips, sweet breads, cupcakes, ice creams…you name it! We just love cooking and eating desserts together. If it were an Olympic sport, we would be gold medal champions, ha ha!
Yesterday we tried out this recipe that was given to me by my Grandmother, Patsy Bagley Brunson. This is a recipe from her new husband, and my honorary Grandpa, Terry Brunson.
We cooked it and ate it right up. It was completely devoured in about 15 minutes (we don’t mess around over here)! My husband and my three kids all gave it a huge thumbs up!
This would be perfect to make for Valentine’s Day! (We’ll be making it again for sure!)
Grandpa Terry’s Hot Pudding Ice Cream
-Cook one small pkg. of vanilla Cook and Serve Pudding -Cook one small pkg. of chocolate Cook and Serve Pudding -Mix them together -While hot, pour over vanilla ice cream Enjoy!!
There is nothing better than yummy, hot, drinkable chocolate in a cup. It is delicious and warms your body from your head to your toes.
Here’s the dilemma though: do you call it “hot chocolate” or do you call it “hot cocoa”? It’s kind of like the “soda” verses “pop” debate. I’m curious to know which one you prefer. Personally, I call it “cocoa”…and I also say “pop.” Maybe I’m just a short and sweet type of gal ;). I want to know what you call that chocolate goodness in a cup…share it in a comment below:).
Back to the topic at hand. Patsy Bagley Brunson, my grandmother, is an avid cocoa drinker. She has a cup of cocoa every day – all year around! I think she knows her stuff when it comes to hot chocolate. She created this hot cocoa mix recipe years ago, and it is a family favorite. This cocoa helped the Bagley family stay warm on those freezing cold days growing up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Today is your lucky day because we are going to share this top secret Bagley Family cocoa recipe with you! Here it is:
Bagley Family Hot Chocolate Mix
-1 lb container of Nestle Nesquik -26 ounces of instant nonfat dry milk -2 cups of powdered sugar -35 ounce of coffee creamer -a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
Mix and pour into a fun container
(We usually do a 50/50 mix to water ratio – we like it rich!)
This hot cocoa mix is the perfect thing to pair with your dippers. Yum!
Let us know in the comments if you call it “hot chocolate” or “hot cocoa!”
Sign up to receive emails with discounts from Flat Creek Inn!